Dominic Rohner

HiCN Working Papers Series

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Education and Conflict Evidence from a Policy Experiment in Indonesia

Dominic Rohner  Alessandro Saia

This paper studies the impact of school construction on the likelihood of conflict, drawing on a policy experiment in Indonesia, and collecting our own novel […]

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A Dynamic Theory of Secession

Dominic Rohner  Joan Esteban Sabine Flamand Massimo Morelli

This paper builds a dynamic theory of secessions, conflictual or peaceful, analyzing the forward looking interaction between groups in a country. The proposed framework allows […]

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Networks in Conflict: Theory and Evidence from the Great War of Africa

Dominic Rohner  Michael D. König Mathias Thoenig Fabrizio Zilibotti

We study from both a theoretical and an empirical perspective how a network of military alliances and enmities affects the intensity of a conflict. The […]

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Networks in Conflict: Theory and Evidence from the Great War of Africa

Dominic Rohner  Michael D. König Mathias Thoenig Fabrizio Zilibotti

We study from both a theoretical and an empirical perspective how a network of military alliances and enmities affects the intensity of a conflict. The […]

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The Geography of Inter-State Resource Wars

Dominic Rohner  Francesco Caselli Massimo Morelli

We establish a theoretical as well as empirical framework to assess the role of resource endowments and their geographic location for inter-State conflict. The main […]

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Seeds of Distrust: Conflict in Uganda

Dominic Rohner  Mathias Thoenig Fabrizio Zilibotti

We study the effect of civil conflict on social capital, focusing on the experience of Uganda during the last decade. Using individual and county-level data, […]

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War Signals: A Theory of Trade, Trust and Conflict

Dominic Rohner  Mathias Thoenig Fabrizio Zilibottix

We construct a dynamic theory of civil conflict hinging on inter-ethnic trust and trade. The model economy is inhabited by two ethnic groups. Inter-ethnic trade […]

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Natural Resource Distribution and Multiple Forms of Civil War

Dominic Rohner  Massimo Morelli

We examine how natural resource location, rent sharing and fighting capacities of different groups matter for ethnic conflict. A new type of bargaining failure due […]

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Strategic Mass Killings

Dominic Rohner  Joan Esteban Massimo Morelli

Since World War II there have been about fifty episodes of large-scale mass killings of civilians and massive forced displacements. They were usually meticulously planned […]

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Reputation, Group Structure and Social Tensions

Dominic Rohner 

Social tensions impede social cohesion and public goods provision. They can also be a driving force for more serious conflicts such as civil wars. Surprisingly, […]